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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTI-STATIC & CONDUCTIVE
Cellular Technology takes over Chemfoam’s antistatic additives business

With effect from 15 August 2013, Cellular Technology International, Inc. and Chemfoam International, Inc. have reached an agreement for Cellular Technology to assume full ownership of Chemfoam's flexible polyurethane antistatic additive business.Chemfoam will continue to market the antistatic products as the exclusive agent for Cellular Technology...

Company name: Cellular Technology
Published On: Wednesday October 02nd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Emery Oleochemicals acquires InfiGreen polyols technology

Emery Oleochemicals, headquartered in Malaysia, has announced its recent acquisition of InfiChem Polymers' InfiGreen recycled polyols technology to extend further its portfolio of sustainable polyol solutions for use in rigid and flexible polyurethane foams. Financial details were not disclosed.InfiChem Polymers' InfiGreen recycled polyols were...

Company name: InfiChem Polymers
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
AorTech International Signs Licence Deal For Distribution Of silicone/urethane Products

AorTech International PLC Monday said it has signed an agreement with Biomerics LLC to license the rights to manufacture and distribute the patented silicone/urethane co-polymers Elast-Eon and ECSil.Elast-Eon and ECSil are silicone products used throughout the medical-device industry."AorTech will assist Biomerics in transferring the manufacturing...

Company name: AorTech International
Published On: Tuesday October 01st, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> GELS
Prime Resins Announces Launch of Prime Flex AR 800

Prime Resins Inc., a Barton Industries company, announced today the launch of Prime Flex AR 800, a low toxicity acrylate gel used for leak seal and soil stabilization. AR 800 is a multi-component system developed using an advanced, non-toxic, aqueous solution of multifunctional acrylate monomers. The components include the AR 800 resin, Prime Set...

Company name: Prime Resins
Published On: Friday October 04th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Commercial Locomotive Service Shop Gets Insulated with Closed-Cell SPF

Commercial freight trains on the Connecticut Southern Railroad (CSR), which spans 78 miles between Connecticut and Massachusetts, carry food and construction materials back and forth daily. In order to transport goods from place to place, the trains need to be properly serviced in a maintenance shop owned by CSR. The Connecticut-based shop was not...

Company name: MJL Associates
Published On: Tuesday October 01st, 2013

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES
Sika completes acquisition of AkzoNobel's building adhesives business

Sika has completed the acquisition of AkzoNobel’s Building Adhesives business on October 1, 2013. The deal was announced on August 8, 2013. With annual sales of CHF 228 million, AkzoNobel Building Adhesives is a top-three player in its core European markets and employs 550 people. With this acquisition, Sika will increase its product offering for...

Company name: Sika AG
Published On: Friday October 04th, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
No shock: TPU innovation is far from static

We are all familiar with the crackling sound and one's hair standing on end when taking off a synthetic sweater - which is at worst mildly discomforting. In industry however, the electrostatic charging of plastics can cause the failure of electronic components and computer chips and is even capable of igniting combustible gases, vapors and dusts....

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday October 02nd, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
BASF at K 2013: Rethinking Materials - Why not on a Bicycle?

A good two weeks before the K 2013, BASF can prepare visitors to the plastics industry exhibition for even more exciting new ideas. In addition to a remarkable plastic bicycle with more than 20 plastic applications, some of them highly innovative, three unique prototypes from the winners of the sit down. move. auto seat design competition will be...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Friday October 04th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
In Italy, KraussMaffei and Netstal under one roof

September 16 saw the Italian-based injection machine manufacturing operations of Netstal and KraussMaffei brought under one roof at the plant in Cerro Maggiore (Milan). The announcement was made on September 25 by the group's deputy sales manager Frank Peters. The new KraussMaffei Group Italia will be managed by Andrea Bottelli, who previously...

Company name: KraussMaffei
Published On: Friday October 04th, 2013

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ELASTOMER>> CAST
Dow Polska company and its partners tested new PU elastomer using mixing and dosing machine OSV Mini...

This week, specialists of Dow Polska laboratory together with their partners from Britain have successfully tested new material - polyurethane elastomer based on MDI Hyperlast 151 using compact mixing and dosing machine OSV Mini AB Roto-Static with roto-static type of mixing/ This machine was installed in Poland in Dow Polska laboratory in early...

Company name: OSV Technologiya
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
CertainTeed Launches Mobile App to Support CertaSpray® Spray Foam Insulation Installers

Building on its industry-leading training and technical support program, CertainTeed has launched a new mobile app to support its CertaSpray® spray foam insulation. The app — designed for use on iOS and Android™ devices — provides installers easy access to troubleshooting and safety information, as well as useful product details."CertainTeed's...

Company name: CertainTeed
Published On: Friday October 04th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AERONAUTIC / AEROSPACE
General Plastics to Feature Molded Parts Program, Production Capabilities and Testing Services at...

General Plastics Manufacturing Company will participate in the 2013 Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, taking place October 1-3, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. This exhibition is the largest event in the Americas dedicated to airline interior design and airline cabin management systems. The company will feature its...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Tuesday October 01st, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> ROLLER-BLADES WHEELS
Kryptonics Wheels Re-Emerge: Dwindle On Reviving Skateboarding's History

Steve Douglas speaks for many skateboarders who grew up as pioneers for the sport during the 60s and 70s, when he says Kryptonics Wheels shaped the way his generation, and many thereafter, thought about skateboarding.Douglas, the head of business development at Dwindle, has been instrumental in reviving the history and nostalgia behind that time...

Company name: Kryptonics
Published On: Friday October 04th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> CONVEYORS
Rydell supplies Cog-Veyor Sprocket Driven Hygienic Conveyor Belting

If you need hygiene and heavy duty performance from your solid homogenous conveyor belting with positive drive engagement, then Cog-Veyor is for you.Cog-Veyor is available in white food grade polyester/urethane (PCW) and blue food grade urethane (PCB). Cog-Veyor is designed with heavy duty conveyors in mind. It excels as a replacement to modular...

Company name: Rydell
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
More sustainability in the chemical supply chain

In order to enhance sustainability within the supply chain the chemical companies BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, LANXESS and Solvay joined forces in the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative. The TfS initiative has successfully concluded its first year of piloting sustainability assessments and audits in global supply chains. TfS...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
Huntsman Opens Technology Center in Shanghai

Huntsman Corp. recently announced the opening of its new Asia Pacific Technology Center (ATC) in Shanghai’s Minhang Economic & Technological Development Zone. The new $40 million facility reportedly forms an integrated technology and innovation campus together with the existing technology center that was opened in September 2008. The...

Company name: Huntsman International LLC
Published On: Friday October 04th, 2013

 
Dow opens regional sales office in Marietta

Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical Co. opened a new Southeast regional sales office at its Polyurethane Systems North American Headquarters in Marietta.The facility at 1881 W. Oak Parkway is off of Canton Road near Sandy Plains Road in northeast Cobb.The Southeast Regional Sales Center is home to approximately 50 sales associates who will use the...

Company name: Dow Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday October 02nd, 2013

 
KraussMaffei pools and strengthens injection moulding activities in Italy

With effect from 16 September 2013, the KraussMaffei Group will bring its injection moulding activities of the Netstal and KraussMaffei brands together under one roof in Italy.Management of the subsidiary KraussMaffei Group Italia s.r.l. will be in the hands of Andrea Bottelli, the previous head of Netstal's Italian subsidiary. KraussMaffei Group...

Company name: Krauss Maffei
Published On: Wednesday October 02nd, 2013

 
Graco receives silver Stevie Award for integrated Reactor proportioning system

Graco Inc. and its integrated Reactor proportioner took silver in the “Best New Product or Service for Industrial Products & Services” category in “The 2013 American Business Awards” at an awards ceremony in San Francisco.The award recognised the integrated system for its unique innovations in energy efficiency and co-generation technology. Graco...

Company name: Graco
Published On: Wednesday October 02nd, 2013

 
CPI Congratulates 2013 Best Paper and Poster Winners

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council today congratulated the winners of the best paper and best poster awards from the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, held last week in Phoenix.“The 2013 conference featured 68 technical papers and 27 posters, and this year’s winners stood out among a crowd of...

Company name: the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Published On: Wednesday October 02nd, 2013

 
AkzoNobel, PPG Growing Outside U.S.

PPG Industries and AkzoNobel will invest more than $125 million in new coating manufacturing facilities in Russia and China to expand production in those regions, the companies have announced.AkzoNobel has announced plans to invest €50 million (about $67.5 million) to expand powder coatings and decorative paints businesses in China; PPG says it...

Company name: PPG Industries
Published On: Wednesday October 02nd, 2013

 
Tosoh Examining and Preparing for a Merger with Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co., Ltd.

Tosoh Corporation's Board of Directors agreed at a meeting on September 30 to examine and prepare the company for a merger with its wholly owned subsidiary Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co., Ltd (NPU). NPU makes and sells polyurethane raw materials and its isocyanate operations are integral to Tosoh's fully integrated vinyl chain operations. The...

Company name: Tosoh Corporation
Published On: Tuesday October 01st, 2013

 
Bayer CropScience selling a part of Ankleshwar unit to group firm for $4M

Agro-chemical firm Bayer CropScience Ltd, has signed an asset transfer agreement with group firm Bayer MaterialScience Pvt Ltd to sell the asset related to the Gujarat-based poly-isocyanate unit for Rs 22.9 crore ($3.6 million), as per a stock market disclosure. The transaction is subject to getting several approvals.The poly-isocyanate unit was...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Tuesday October 01st, 2013

 
PEOPLE
Eva Schröder is appointed KraussMaffei's new Press Officer

KraussMaffei has appointed Eva Schröder (36) as its new Press Officer with effect from October 1, 2013. In this capacity she will act as a liaison in all matters related to the Injection Molding, Automation and Reaction Process Machinery Divisions. She succeeds Markus Betsche, who had previously taken up a position of responsibility within the...

Company name: Krauss-Maffei
Published On: Thursday October 03rd, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CATALYSTS>> AMINE
Blowing catalyst

The invention relates to a primary amine component corresponding to formula I being (R.sup.1R.sup.2NR.sup.3).sub.2NR.sup.4 wherein each of R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are chosen from the group consisting of a methyl group, an ethyl group, an iso-propyl group and an n-propyl group; R.sup.3 being an alkoxyalkyl group chosen from the group consisting of...

Company name: Huntsman Advanced Materials
Published On: Friday October 04th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
Polyamines having secondary aliphatic amino groups

The present invention relates to novel polyamines having secondary amino groups, a process for producing them, adducts of these polyamines and their uses. The polyamines can be prepared in a simple way from readily available reactants. They and their adducts have, in particular, a low viscosity and are suitable as constituent of polyurethane and...

Company name: Sika Technology
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS
Polyetheramine macromonomers comprising two neighboring hydroxyl groups and their use for producing...

The object of the invention are compounds of the formula (2) wherein R.sup.1 is H, methyl or ethyl, R.sup.2 is C.sub.1- to C.sub.4 alkyl, A is a C.sub.2- to C.sub.4 alkylene group, m is number from 10 to 400, n is 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, a method for their production and their use in the production of polyurethane prepolymers. ##STR00001##

Company name: Clariant GmbH
Published On: Thursday October 03rd, 2013

 
Process for production of polymer polyols

The present invention provides a process for preparing a polymer polyol (PMPO) by alkoxylating a starter compound(s) having active hydrogen atoms in the presence of a double metal cyanide (DMC) catalyst, radical initiator(s) and optionally PMPO stabilizers and simultaneously polymerizing unsaturated monomer(s) with radical initiator(s). The polymer...

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Process for the preparation of polyricinoleic acid ester polyols having primary hydroxyl end groups

The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of polyricinoleic acid ester polyols having primary hydroxyl end groups. It furthermore relates to polyricinoleic acid ester polyols obtainable according to the invention and polyurethane polymers prepared using these polyols. The process comprises the steps: a) polycondensation of...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Method for producing polyisocyanates

The invention relates to a process for preparing polyisocyanates by reacting primary amines with phosgene, which comprises the steps a) mixing the amine with the phosgene, b) reacting the amine with the phosgene in a residence reactor and, if desired, c) transferring the output from the reactor of step b) into a distillation column, wherein the...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Thursday October 03rd, 2013

 
Process for the preparation of isocyanates

The invention provides a multistage process for continuously preparing organic, distillable polyisocyanates, preferably diisocyanates, more preferably aliphatic or cycloaliphatic diisocyanates, by reacting the corresponding organic polyamines with carbonic acid derivatives and alcohols to low molecular mass monomeric polyurethanes, and thermally...

Company name: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Published On: Wednesday October 02nd, 2013

 
Phthalate-free isocyanurate formulations

The present invention relates to novel low-monomer low-viscosity high-activity formulations composed of isocyanurate containing isocyanate groups, exclusively based on 2,4-diisocyanatotoluene and phthalate-free plasticizers, to the use thereof as adhesion promoters with improved adhesion for coating compositions based on plasticized polyvinyl...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> PREPOLYMERS
Isocyanate-terminated prepolymer

An isocyanate-terminated prepolymer having three components. The first component is 30-60 wt % polymerized residues of a first polyol containing a substituent of formula (I) ##STR00001## attached via a carbon-carbon single bond to a saturated carbon atom in a fatty acid hydrocarbyl group; wherein R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are esterified residues of...

Company name: Rohm and Haas Company
Published On: Thursday October 03rd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION
Resin composition, thermal transfer-receiving sheet, and method for making thermal...

A resin composition used to form a dye-receiving layer of a thermal transfer-receiving sheet in which the dye-receiving layer is formed on at least one surface of a substrate contains a core/shell-type latex including a core containing (A) and a shell containing (B) and a cross-linking agent that reacts with a carboxyl group contained in the shell....

Company name: Sony
Published On: Thursday October 03rd, 2013

 
Two-component urethane resin composition for polishing pad, polyurethane polishing pad, and method...

The present invention relates to a two-component urethane resin composition for a polishing pad including a base resin containing an isocyanate group-terminated urethane prepolymer (A) and a curing agent containing an isocyanate group reactive compound (B), and characterized in that the prepolymer (A) is a prepolymer having an isocyanate group...

Company name: DIC Corporation
Published On: Thursday October 03rd, 2013

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> RESIN COMPOSITION>> POWDER COMPOSITION
Polyurethane resin powder composition for slush molding

Provided is a polyurethane resin powder composition for slush molding from which an outer skin for an instrument panel can be produced, the outer skin not interfering with deployment of an airbag. More specifically, provided is a polyurethane resin powder composition (D) for slush molding comprising perfectly spherical thermoplastic polyurethane...

Company name: Sanyo Chemical Industries
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> ADHESIVES>> TWO-COMPONENTS
Two-part polyurethane adhesive for bonding fiber-reinforced plastics

A two-part polyurethane adhesive system includes a resin component A and a curative B. The resin component A includes a monomeric polyisocyanate and a prepolymer. The curative B includes a of ether polyol having a molecular weight of from 3000 to 20,000 and another polyol having 4-8 hydroxyl groups and a molecular weight of from 200 to 1000. The...

Company name:
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Polyester binder material for coating composition

A polymer for use in multiple applications that utilizes a polymerization and transesterification route with raw materials preferably of bio-based and/or renewable origin. The polymer includes an aliphatic diacid or reactive equivalent thereof, one or more diols, and a polyalkylene terephthalate or polyalkylene napthenate which are heated under...

Company name: The Sherwin-Williams Company
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Water-dispersible polyurethane polymer

A water-dispersible polyurethane polymer useful in coating applications preferably includes a backbone having urethane linkages and at least one cycloaliphatic group having a closed aliphatic ring structure. Ethylenically unsaturated groups are preferably provided on the polyurethane polymer.

Company name: Valspar Sourcing
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS>> HYDROGELS
Polyurethane-grafted hydrogels

An article comprising two chemically grafted polymer layers comprising a hydrogel layer and an end-functionalized polyurethane layer. The invention also includes methods of making and using the article.

Company name:
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
Stabilised prostaglandin composition

A pharmaceutical delivery device, such as a suppository or pessary, comprises a synthetic prostaglandin PGE.sub.1 analogue (e.g. misoprostol) in a solid polyurethane hydrogel.

Company name:
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
FOAMS>> FLEXIBLE
Method for producing flexible polyurethane foams

The present invention relates to a method for producing flexible polyurethane foams, wherein an isocyanate component (component B) which comprises fatty acid derivatives comprising hydroxyl groups is used as starting substance. The flexible polyurethane foams according to the invention have a bulk density according to DIN EN ISO 3386-1-98 in the...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday October 04th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> ANTIFOULING
Aqueous formulation for an antifouling coating system for submerged substrates, method for treating...

The invention relates to a formulation for an antifouling coating system to be applied on submerged substrates. The invention is characterized in that the formulation contains at least 30 wt % of water relative to the total weight thereof, at least 10 wt % relative to the total weight thereof of a dry extract of a waterproofing agent selected from...

Company name: Seawax Marine Coatings
Published On: Thursday October 03rd, 2013

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Composite film

To provide a composite film having low-temperature flexibility. The composite film including an acrylic polymer and a urethane polymer, in which the acrylic polymer includes an acryl component containing at least an acrylic acid-based monomer and a monofunctional acrylic monomer whose homopolymer has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 273 K or...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Thursday October 03rd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> WOUND DRESSING
Device for treatment of wounds and a method for manufacturing of wound pads

A device for treatment of wounds using reduced pressure is provided. The device includes a pump, a reservoir connected to the pump for collecting exudate from a wound, an inlet to the reservoir for connecting the reservoir with the wound so as to allow the pump to expose the wound to the reduced pressure, a wound pad to be arranged in the wound...

Company name: Molnlycke Health Care
Published On: Friday October 04th, 2013

 
Hydrophilic, aliphatic polyurethane foams

The invention relates to a method for producing hydrophilic, aliphatic polyurethane foams. The invention further relates to special compositions for producing polyurethane foams either using the method according to the invention or using the polyurethane foams obtained from the compositions according to the invention, and to the use of the...

Company name: Bayer Intellectual Property
Published On: Friday October 04th, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> PADS
Polishing pad, manufacturing method thereof and polishing method

A polishing pad capable of improving an affinity to polishing liquid and stabilizing polishing performance is provided. A polishing pad 10 is equipped with a urethane sheet 2. The urethane sheet 2 has a polishing surface P for polishing an object to be polished. The urethane sheet 2 is formed by a dry molding method and is formed by slicing a...

Company name: Fujibo Holdings
Published On: Thursday October 03rd, 2013

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR
Method of manufacturing a wool pile fabric product

A method of manufacturing a component for an article of footwear including providing a two-part mold, inserting a first material layer in the mold, pouring a polyurethane layer on the first material layer, placing a piece of a wool pile fabric on the polyurethane layer and closing the mold for a designated period of time for forming a wool pile...

Company name: Deckers Outdoor
Published On: Friday October 04th, 2013

 
SPANDEX
Spandex from poly(tetramethylene-co-ethyleneether)glycols blended with polymeric glycols

A polyurethaneurea composition comprises a reaction product of at least one diisocyanate compound, a polymeric glycol, a poly(tetramethylene-co-ethyleneether) glycol comprising constituent units derived by copolymerizing tetrahydrofuran and ethylene oxide (EO) wherein the portion of the constituent units derived from ethylene oxide is present in...

Company name:
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Polyaniline-added prepolymer, method of manufacturing polyaniline-added prepolymer, polyaniline...

Polyaniline is added into a glycidyl group- or isocyanate group-containing (meth)acrylate to obtain a polyaniline-added prepolymer, and then the obtained polyaniline-added prepolymer and another unsaturated group-containing monomer undergo additive copolymerization at their respective double bonds to obtain a polyaniline graft polymer having a...

Company name: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
Published On: Thursday October 03rd, 2013

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> ANTI-STATIC & CONDUCTIVE
Preparation and characterization of thermoplastic antistatic polyurethane synthesized by in situ...

Antistatic polyurethane (APU) is prepared by in situ polymerization of polyester glycol (PEL), 4,4′-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI), 1,4-butanediol (BDO), and antistatic agent (AA) formed by dissolving sodium salts in polyethylene glycol (PEG). Comprehensive properties of the APU are investigated by the FT-IR, mechanical characterization,...

Company name: Sichuan University
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> WATER-BORNE COATINGS
Properties of waterborne polyurethane-fluorinated marine coatings: The effect of different types of...

Three series of waterborne polyurethane- (WBPU) fluorinated coatings were prepared with single aliphatic (4,4′-dicyclohexylmethane diisocyanate, H12MDI), aromatic (4,4′-diphenylmethane, MDI) and a mixture of aliphatic and aromatic diisocyanates (1 : 1). Different contents of 2,2,3,3-tetrafluoro1,4-butanediol (TFBD) as a chain extender...

Company name: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
FOAMS
Generation of Crystalline Polyurethane Foams Using Millifluidic Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies

We show how highly ordered polyurethane foams with equal-volume pores and well-controlled polymer properties can be generated using millifluidic Lab-on-a-Chip techniques with integrated flow-chemistry.

Company name: BASF Polyurethanes
Published On: Sunday October 06th, 2013

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> SPRAY FOAMS
Spray Foam Insulation in High Performing Building Designs

Good building envelope design has received a great deal of attention in recent years for good reason. Creating wall, roof, and floor systems that are durable and long lasting as well as aesthetically and economically appropriate is the usual starting point. But there is also the critically important need to control what flows through those systems,...

Company name: Demilec
Published On: Wednesday October 02nd, 2013

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES>> NANOMATERIALS
Graphene Oxide Reinforced Polylactic Acid/Polyurethane Antibacterial Composites

Nanocomposites from PLA/PU containing small concentrations of graphene oxide (GO) were prepared by simple liquid-phase mixing followed by casting. The as-prepared ternary PLA/PU/GO composite films exhibited good antibacterial activity against the gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus and the gram-negative Escherichia coli, due to the excellent...

Company name: Lanzhou University
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
CHEMISTRY
Preparation and Characterization of Cross-Linked Poly(butylene succinate) by Multifunctional Toluene...

Cross-linked poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) was prepared by the reactions of the end hydroxyl groups of PBS with toluene diisocyanate and trimethylolpropane (TDI–TMP) polyurethane prepolymer at the processing temperature. The effects of varied TDI–TMP prepolymers on properties such as mechanical properties, thermal properties, dynamic mechanical...

Company name: South China University of Technology
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
POSS along the Hard Segments of Polyurethane. PhaseSeparation and Molecular Dynamics

We report for the first time on a polyurethane system with polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanne (POSS) particles chemically bonded along its main chain as nanobuilding blocks. Morphology and molecular dynamics of this novel system are studied with imaging (SEM), thermal (DSC, MDSC) dielectric (TSDC, DRS), and mechanical (DMA) techniques. Two...

Company name: National Technical University of Athens
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
Catalytic activity of aqueous cationic polyurethane dispersions: A novel feature of polyurethanes

Polyurethane ionomers are well-known and user-friendly polymers. Here, we introduce their catalytic activity for organic reactions as a novel aspect of these polymers. We selected an isocyanide-based multicomponent reaction for proving the catalytic activity of polyurethane ionomers. Therefore, a convenient and very mild methodology is described...

Company name: Islamic Azad University
Published On: Monday October 07th, 2013

 
 

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